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2004 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Ford Escape

626 problems have been reported for the 2004 Ford Escape. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2004 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension with 138 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (115 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Ford Escape

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Ford Escape in the United States are 106,745 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 14 years is 626, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 626 / 106,745 / 14 * 1000 = 0.42.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Escape model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Ford Escape in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2004
3
  2005
22
  2006
20
  2007
23
  2008
20
  2009
19
  2010
20
  2011
15
  2012
46
  2013
58
  2014
146
  2015
100
  2016
70
  2017
33
  2018
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Ford Escape with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Escape, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Ford Escape with the Ford Escape from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Escape is 626 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 773.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Ford Escape with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Escape
1
  2017 Escape
68
  2016 Escape
117
  2015 Escape
134
  2014 Escape
477
  2013 Escape
1,090
  2012 Escape
401
  2011 Escape
1,178
  2010 Escape
2,357
  2009 Escape
1,406
  2008 Escape
1,631
  2007 Escape
235
  2006 Escape
490
  2005 Escape
1,716
  2004 Escape
626
  2003 Escape
594
  2002 Escape
1,100
  2001 Escape
1,071
  2000 Escape
5


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